A few days before the Fouth of July, Cypress Place Senior Living honored local veterans at their ninth annual Salute To Our Veterans event. According to KEYT News Channel 3, part of the celebration included a color guard presentation, an army helicopter on display, and the ceremonial presentation of a flag to a Cypress Place resident and veteran of World War II.
Another Cypress Place resident and veteran in attendance was asked about the importance of events like this by the Ventura County Star:
“It’s nice that they remember us,” Wright said. “We have to keep their memories alive and hope that we have no more wars.”
Wright added that “none of us joined the Army to fight battles. It was to preserve peace. We’d get into things, but we really wanted peace.”
The Ventura County Star also reported that the festivities included a recognition of widows and widowers of veterans, as well as certificates of recognition for all Cypress Place veterans presented by the senior field representative for Assemblymember Jacqui Irwin (D-Thousand Oaks).
According to Mike Macke, Senior Director of Sales & Marketing for Cypress Place, “It was wonderful to see the large public turnout. It was a truly powerful and inspiring event as we recognized our residents and members of the public who served our country. To acknowledge their sacrifice and service to our country means a lot to them.”
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